Best Places to Eat in Boston

Whether you are visiting Boston from out of town or a local wanting to try someplace new, there are plenty of amazing restaurants in this great city. Check out the list of restaurants below broken down by location.

Please note: this does not include every neighborhood of Boston.


  • Barcelona Wine Bar – delicious Spanish tapas
  • Publick House – lively “pub” with great beers on tap


  • Legal Harborside – amazing views of the ocean and three floors all with different menus. The third floor has the best views.
  • 75 on Liberty Wharf – sitting right on the water, this quaint restaurant offers great food and drinks.

South End

  • Beehive – with a very unique bohemian atmosphere, this is a great place for a jazz brunch (with live music!) or dinner.
  • Frenchie – a modern French restaurant
  • Banyan – offers Asian food and a raw bar with a unique atmosphere.
  • Barcelona Wine Bar – Spanish tapas
  • Appleton Cafe – break breakfast spot!
  • Bar Mezzana – Italian food in a modern atmosphere
  • Stella – also Italian!

Copley/Back Bay

  • Oak Long Bar + Kitchen in the Fairmont Copley Hotel – a farm to table restaurant with upscale and stunning decor.
  • Lolita – with Gothic decor, this is one of the most unique Mexican restaurants you will ever find.
  • Friendly Toast – fun and eclectic, this place is a great brunch spot
  • Red Lantern – Asian fare with a great ambiance
  • Lucca – delicious Italian food
  • Eataly – a unique marketplace filled with Italian food. You can also have a sit-down meal in their 4 casual dining spots throughout the space.

North End (Little Italy)

  • Pagliuca’s
  • Lucia’s
  • Mike’s Pastry


  • Rosebud Diner – with a renovated, upscale 50s diner car attached to the restaurant to offer additional seating, this place serves great comfort food. They are known for their pies!


Lucca (above)

oak kitchen

Oak Long Bar + Kitchen (above) Rosebud cafe

Rosebud Kitchen (above)

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